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Affairs of the Association 77 



AFFAIRS OF THE ASSOCIATION 

The Texas State Historical Association held its twenty-sixth 
annual meeting Friday, April 21, in the main building of the 
University of Texas. The program consisted of a paper by E. C. 
Crane of Sweetwater on certain aspects of the history of west and 
northwest Texas since 1845; a poem entitled, "San Jacinto," by 
Albert Edmond Trombly of the French department of the Uni- 
versity of Texas; a paper on the services of the Texas Rangers in 
the Mexican War by W. P. Webb of the history department of the 
University; and a discussion led by Dr. Alex Dienst of Temple on 
various problems to be met in preparing and publishing a bibli- 
ography of Texas. 

Some of the notable gifts received by the association during the 
year are a collection of documents by and concerning Samuel P. 
Carson, first Secretary of State of the Republic of Texas, and a 
photographic copy of a portrait of Carson presented by Samuel E. 
Asbury of the Agricultural and Mechanical College ; three volumes 
of records of cattle marks and brands presented by the county 
commissioners of Bell County through Dr. Dienst; and a number 
of valuable manuscripts contributed by Mrs. W. P. Rote of San 
Antonio, granddaughter of that John W. Smith who served Travis 
as a courier from the Alamo, to whom these papers belonged. 

Officers elected for the following year are Mrs. A. B. Looscan 
of Houston, president; Dr. Alex Dienst, R. C. Crane, T. F. Har- 
wood of Gonzales, and Colonel Andrew J. Houston of La Porte, 
vice president; Professor Charles W. Ramsdell, corresponding sec- 
retary and treasurer ; and E. W. Winkler of Austin and Ha.rbert 
Davenport of Brownsville, members of the executive council. A 
committee was appointed to devise plans for extending the mem- 
bership and enlarging the work of the association, and Dr. Dienst 
was made chairman of a committee to promote interest in a state 
museum. Fourteen members of the association were elected; and 
the treasurer made the following report: 



78 Southwestern Historical Quarterly 

TREASURER'S REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDING FEB- 
RUARY 28, 1922 

Receipts 

1921-22 1920-21 

Membership dues $1,099 44 $1,167 95 

Sales of the Quaeteely 488 83 467 53 

Sales of binding 6 15 11 25 

Life memberships 110 00 180 00 

Interest 363 56 344 14 

Loans to the Association 200 00 

Miscellaneous 5 40 21 55 



Total receipts $2,073 38 $2,392 42 

Disbursements 

Printing the Quaeteely $1,519 51 $ 917 84 

Binding the Quaeteely 68 00 96 25 

Clerical help 325 00 250 75 

Postage 62 85 66 60 

Stationery 12 00 96 00 

Payment of loan, with interest 204 31 

Purchase of notes 1,500 00 

Miscellaneous 18 21 30 6 K 



Total disbursements $2,005 57 $3,163 15 

Excess of receipts over disbursements $ 67 81 

Balance in Austin National Bank, March 1, 1921 501 99 



Balance in Austin National Bank, March 1, 1922. .$ 569 80 

Delinquent membership dues amounted to approximately $600. 

The increased cost over the year before of printing the 

Quaeteely was due in part to a considerable increase of printer's 

rates, in part to the fact that five numbers were paid for during 

the year instead of the normal four. 

Chas. W. Ramsdell, 

Treasurer.